Most people are familiar with, or at least know about, sites like Facebook and MySpace. They understand how the sites are designed around a community of users, and how the sites network users together based on various characteristics.
People enjoy finding individuals who are like minded, or are in the same situation as themselves. Hence, Facebook like sites are very popular.
Now, imagine a place where people go to learn, where learning is categorized into sections, and you will find like minded people browsing the same areas. Yep, you guessed it, a library (or a computer store, but that is off topic).
LibraryThing.com has taken the social network idea into the library scene. These are really two different types of “institutions” that fit harmoniously together.
Anyway, Library Thing allows users to:
- Catalog their books
- Publish there collections
- Share book reviews
- Find new books
- And much more
This is a great idea that I think could become a serious asset to avid readers, researchers, marketers, professors, and students.
So, be sure to check out LibraryThing today!
P.S. I just found out that Library thing does charge if you want to list more than 200 books. Just so you are aware of the fine print on that.